Michelle Blaise, senior vice president of Technical Services for ComEd, will be among the speakers at the energy company's Technology and Energy Expo Thursday, Oct. 21. Credit: Provided.

BRONZEVILLE — Bronzeville job seekers interested in a career in energy or tech are invited to attend ComEd’s Virtual Technology and Energy Expo Thursday.

Part of the energy company’s Community of the Future program, the event aims to “create partnerships that tap into community strengths to enhance sustainability, resiliency and connectedness,” said Rich Negrin, ComEd’s vice president of external affairs.

The expo will run 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kicking off the first half with panel discussions on breakthrough energy technologies, energy startups and the state of the Bronzeville “Community of the Future.” Michelle Blaise, ComEd’s senior vice president of technical services, will be among the speakers.

Other representatives from ComEd and their industry partners will be on hand to meet with job applicants for the second half of the expo. People are urged to register and upload their resumes on the expo’s website or email TechEnergyExpo@ComEd.com, ahead of Thursday’s event.

The 100 people who have registered for Thursday’s expo range from entry level professionals to mid-career workers exploring their options, Negrin said.

While ComEd held a similar event a few years ago and had planned to revive it last year but the pandemic happened, Negrin told Block Club.

“One of the great things is that we’re talking about resilience and about how can further engage our community partners,” said Negrin. “We want to make sure that communities of color aren’t left behind.”

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